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  1. Watson and Radwan trade tries in first half
  2. Dean & Kinghorn cross for Edinburgh, who also earn penalty try
  3. Edinburgh now top Pool 5
  4. Newcastle had two wins from two before this

Live Reporting

By Jamie Lyall

All times stated are UK

  1. That's all for now

    FT: Edinburgh 31-13 Newcastle

    A fine night's work for Edinburgh, and a performance to be proud of for a hugely under-strength Newcastle team.

    We'll have reaction from Richard Cockerill on the website later tonight. And we'll bring you live coverage of Glasgow's critical European duel with Lyon in France tomorrow from 12:30 GMT.

    Join us then and thanks for your company tonight.

  2. Where do Montpellier's priorities lie?

    FT: Edinburgh 31-13 Newcastle Falcons

    Chris Paterson

    Former Scotland international on BBC Radio Scotland

    Quote Message: Not many teams win in Toulon. I know Newcastle did it, but certainly not many French teams win there, even with their poor start to the league campaign. Montpellier aren't firing on all cylinders either. It's a difficult one to call and even more difficult to understand where their priorities lie. Usually with the French, it's the Top 14.
  3. Edinburgh rally after drab first half

    FT: Edinburgh 31-13 Newcastle Falcons

    Peter Wright

    Former Scotland prop on BBC Radio Scotland

    Quote Message: What a great second half. There was an edge to Edinburgh. I can only think Cockerill has read them the riot act at half-time and most importantly, they reacted exceptionally
  4. Sitting pretty

    FT: Edinburgh 31-13 Newcastle Falcons


    The table makes very sweet reading for Edinburgh fans tonight.

    Three games played, two won, and three bonus points in the bag.

    Montpellier travel to Toulon tomorrow in a game Vern Cotter's men really need to win.

  5. Full-time Edinburgh 31-13 Newcastle Falcons

    Job done for Edinburgh. Maximum points secured against an under-strength Newcastle side, and that sends them to the top of Champions Cup Pool 5.

    Falcons were missing a ton of firepower but gave a very good account of themselves, particularly in the first half, when Adam Radwan's try and fine kicking from Brett Connon gave them a 13-10 lead at the break.

    Edinburgh ground them down after the break with some clever rugby and a few moments of class.

    Chris Dean blazed over, adding to Hamish Watson's first-half try. Their scrum, up against a cobbled-together Falcons front-row, won a penalty try. And Blair Kinghorn sealed the bonus point with a fantastic broken-field score.

    Reaction from Richard Cockerill and our BBC Radio Scotland pundits to follow...

    Blair Kinghorn scores for Edinburgh
    Image caption: Blair Kinghorn scored Edinburgh's bonus-point try
  6. Post update

    Edinburgh 31-13 Newcastle Falcons

    Into the final minute, and Edinburgh are still on the ball, still gunning for try number five of the night.

  7. Edinburgh turn the screw

    Edinburgh 31-13 Newcastle Falcons

    Edinburgh are camped on the Newcastle line, pressing hard for a fifth try.

    Bill Mata came very close to getting it, but was brilliantly tackled at the corner.

  8. Converted try Edinburgh 31-13 Newcastle Falcons

    Blair Kinghorn

    That was sensational. Bonus point in the bag.

    Kinghorn fields a high ball no his own 10m line. He gives it to Graham, and loops round the back of his team-mate.

    It's then all about Bill Mata, who sucks in one defender, and releases Van der Walt with a delightfully-delayed back-hand off-load.

    Van der Walt races up the right, Kinghorn's tracking up inside and the South African gives his full-back a run-in with a well-placed kick.

    He gathers it, scores, and Van der Walt converts.

  9. Socino v Socino

    Edinburgh 24-13 Newcastle Falcons

    The brothers Socino are on, hooker Santi replacing McGuigan in the Falcons front-row.

    Meanwhile, Johnny Williams has come on for Alex Tait at full-back and Simon Uzokwe replaces Callum Chick.

  10. Post update

    Edinburgh 24-13 Newcastle Falcons

    Peter Wright

    Former Scotland prop on BBC Radio Scotland

    Quote Message: The second half's been really, really good. I've really enjoyed the second half
  11. Post update

    Edinburgh 24-13 Newcastle Falcons

    Chris Paterson

    Former Scotland international on BBC Radio Scotland

    Quote Message: Some of the pace from the Newcastle outside backs has been exceptional
  12. Cherry-picker

    Edinburgh 24-13 Newcastle Falcons

    No, they can't. Not yet anyway. They knock it on and Edinburgh clear, but back come Falcons.

    A searing break from Radwan, the try-scorer, bamboozles the Edinburgh chasers, and it's replacement hooker Dave Cherry who drags him down with a quite sensational cover-tackle.

    Cherry was playing for Stade Nicois last year in the fourth tier of French rugby.

    He's taken a sore one amid those heroics so McInally comes back on.

    Nathan Fowles replaces Pyrgos at scrum-half and former Falcon Juan Pablo Socino is on for James Johnstone.

  13. Falcons menacing

    Edinburgh 24-13 Newcastle Falcons

    Two penalties in quick succession allow Falcons to ramp up the pressure.

    They have the ball deep in Edinburgh territory. Can they make it count?

  14. No try

    Edinburgh 24-13 Newcastle Falcons

    Great cover-tackle from Arscott. Graham's feet were in touch - just - before he grounded the ball.

  15. Try review

    Edinburgh 24-13 Newcastle Falcons

    Darcy Graham scampers up the right and dives for the whitewash. It looked like his feet might have been dragged into touch by Tom Arscott.

    We're checking with the TMO...

  16. Edinburgh chasing bonus point

    Edinburgh 24-13 Newcastle Falcons

    Edinburgh need one more try to secure a bonus point.

    Richard Cockerill has made a few changes as his team pursue that very aim.

    Both props, Schoeman and Nel, are off, replaced by Allan Dell and Simon Berghan.

    And in the back-row, Luke Hamilton comes for Jamie Ritchie.

  17. Converted try Edinburgh 24-13 Newcastle

    Penalty Try

    Edinburgh go for the scrum. Surprise-surprise, they win the penalty.

    Scrum-down again. It's rumbling for the whitewash. Down it goes. Penalty try. It was coming.

  18. Post update

    Peter Wright

    Former Scotland prop on BBC Radio Scotland

    Quote Message: If Newcastle can find a way to hang on here, then it flips round the other way - Edinburgh's confidence could drop
  19. Duhan denied

    Edinburgh 17-13 Newcastle Falcons

    Almost a third Edinburgh try.

    Peirre Schoeman breaks off a maul deep in Falcons territory.

    Fellow South African Duhan van der Merwe batters up the left flank but gets hauled into touch a few metres short.

    Edinburgh had a penalty coming and go to the corner again. Another maul, another penalty. And a talking-to for the Falcons captain Burrows.

  20. Post update

    Edinburgh 17-13 Newcastle Falcons

    Peter Wright

    Former Scotland prop on BBC Radio Scotland

    Quote Message: They've tried to make it a dogfight, Edinburgh